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The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great-logo

The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great

Henry Fielding

This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a "Great Man" (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged. (Summary by Wikipedia)

This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a "Great Man" (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a "Great Man" (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

16:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

17:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

20:04